Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

File Menu

When managing the project as a unit, you can create, open, close or save projects, provide desktop shortcuts to a project, or perform print tasks.

Access   File

File Management Options




See also

New Project

Create a new Enterprise Architect project, using the Model Wizard to help you define the base technology, model types and patterns to use as a framework .



File Based Repositories

Open Project

Open an existing project, or create a new project from scratch or from a base template project.



Open a project

Reload Project

Reload the current project.  (Use this in a multi-user environment to refresh the Project Browser).



Refresh View of Shared Project

Close Project

Close the current project.




Save Project As

Save the current project with a new name (as a .eap or .feap file).



Copy Existing Project

Save Shortcut

Create a desktop shortcut to the current project.

(This option is also active in the 'Lite', read-only edition of Enterprise Architect.)



Project Shortcuts

The Read-Only 'Lite' Edition

Print Setup

Configure your printer's settings.




Page Setup

Configure the page settings to print the current diagram.



Set Up Diagram Page

Print Preview

Preview how the currently displayed diagram will print.



Print Preview


Print the currently displayed diagram.

You can also make use of facilities to change the scale of the printed diagram (the number of pages it takes up) and to print or omit page headers and footers on the diagram.



Scale Image To Page Size

Configure Diagram Display

Print to PDF

Save the currently displayed diagram as a PDF file. A browser displays to select the PDF file name and directory path.




<Recent Files List>

Select from a list of up to ten of the most recently opened projects, to re-open the selected project.





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